Tuesday, January 10, 2012


I am beyond excited to follow the Houston 2012 Marathon Olympic Trials this Saturday. I will be glued to the tube, getting some stretching in, watching the coverage 3-5 PM EST on NBC, but will also we following via twitter and interweb outlets as soon as the gone goes off at 9:00 AM (Men) and 9:15 AM (Women) EST.

I have been following up on all the athletes blogs; perusing flotrack.org, and following all the tweets. It may be an obsession, but with that it provides me motivation and inspiration to get out and get my workouts done. A  recent blog I stumbled upon is Brooke Wells, a columnist from the Huffington Post, who is also racing this weekend. I have read her stuff before, but never her personal blog. The day I stumble up on it, she has an awesome post, in which is on a topic I have been turning over and over lately.


One of my downfalls in 2010 was muddling around my goals and not holding myself accountable. Well not only will I be holding myself accountable, all of you will be too! Don't worry you don't have to do anything.  I intend to be intentional day in and day out for every workout.

In 2012, I would like to break 11 hours in a full Ironman. 

Some may think this is ambitious and other might not care. I know that my body is capable of this and now I just need to train my mind to accept it. If I can't put this in writing because I am too scared, have doubt, or am too nervous it might not happen I sure as heck shouldn't be toeing the starting line.

Fear is not an option.

On a little bit lighter note, I also stumbled upon two new Gu flavors I am pumped to try.


  1. peanut butter = ew. i almost threw up during mile 4 of an olympic 2 years ago when i grabbed what i thought was chocolate gu and was really espresso. i HATE coffee! 11 hours = awesome by the way :)

  2. I just discovered Rocktane at the end of last season - LOVE IT!!! Sub 11 is a fantastic goal!! Go get it!

  3. Can't wait to follow your journey to your goal! You can do it girl!!! :)